Breastfeeding, Motherhood

The Safest Place to Share Your Story

4 Comments 23 March 2012

I’m going to let you in on a little secret today.

This one tip will reveal how to do whatever you want.

Here’s the deal:

I’ve been watching mamas get sad, upset and downright pissed off too often and for too long.

Time for this nonsense to stop. It’s totally unnecessary. And this is a choice we can make today.

It’s time for you to have the freedom to share what you want to share without “the man” telling you what is inappropriate.

And we all know breastfeeding is NOT inappropriate.

Neither are photos of birth. Or placentas. Or nakie bums.

If you haven’t figured out what I’m talking about yet, let me spell it out for you, and I’ll provide the perfection solution too!

Problem: Facebook deletes breastfeeding photos, birthing photos and sometimes placenta (?) photos.

Solution: Post photos on your own turf.

Description: Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook. We do not. He makes the rules there. We do not. Sure, you can rant, rave, get mad, contact the local papers, perform a breastfeeding rally online or off.

And that’s fine.

If you want to spend your time trying to change the establishment, go at it. Good for you. Not going to stop you. I’ll even clap standing.

BUT…

If you just want to share your beautiful nursing babe and self, for heavens sake, please just start your own blog.

It’s so much easier.

I could never share this photo on Facebook!

No headache. No heartbreak. No getting mad at whichever “friend” reported your gorgeous, natural photo.

Take charge of your photos. Own it. Post without fear.

See, when you’re sharing a status update, posting a photo or sharing a video, you’re telling a story.

Your story.

Why should we continue to share our lives on a public domain that we don’t own, when we can document it all in a safe place that WE own?

Solve this conundrum and start your own blog. 

Here’s my example on Tumblr – a SUPER easy blogging platform that literally takes a few minutes to set up.

The Only Place Breastfeeding Photos Are Safe

So post away friends!

Let it be nude! Show off your nipples! Heck, you can even share your birth photos. IT’S YOUR SITE.

You really can do whatever you want.

Be free, beautiful!
Kaitlin

p.s. the best practice is to buy your own domain name, (or url) too – like I’ve done here with BringBirthHome.com. I haven’t done so yet with the Tumbrl blog, but plan to. For now the domain name is KaitlinRoseBlog.Tumbrl.com. That’s the ultimate form of ownership. You pay a small annual fee.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Evie says:

    Love love love love!! Yes, we definitely don’t have to bow down to the powers that be…we just need to take charge and do something that will circumnavigate their rules (yes, they may be ridiculous, but they are still *their* rules).

  2. bringbirthhome says:

    Yes! Rock on Evie! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  3. Liz Oldham says:

    ADORE and agree!!!!!! Awesome words and AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING photo!

  4. jjulie michel says:

    where you lead i will follow!! thanks~


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